Makes sense. Did some R&D work back in the 90s for geographic sw partitioning. With the right power distribution and grounding schemes, can save copper overall. Problem was the functionally-based silos at the OE.
We use several of the commercially available tools to develop and validate SW. It can vary with the auto manufacturer as they often have a preference. But we rely heavily on our internal SW processes to ensure high reliability of delivered code
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